Moreirense vs Estoril Portugal – Primeira Liga Date: Tuesday, 28 December 2021 Kick-off at 21:00 UK / 22:00 CET Venue: Parque Joaquim de Almeida Freitas (Moreira de Conegos).
Moreirense and Estoril go into their 16th round of Portuguese Primeira Liga clash off the back of respective defeats in the cup.
Moreirense fell 3-1 at second-division side Mafra, while Estoril suffered the same loss away at Tondela last week.
The visitors, who joined the top flight of Portuguese football after winning the Segunda Liga title last season, left a much better impression than Moreirense in the opening 15 rounds of the 2021/22 Primeira Liga campaign.
Estoril currently hold the sky-high 5th position in the league standings. They have a fantastic away record with five wins, two draws, and only one defeat in eight Primeira Liga outings on the road this term.
Nevertheless, Estoril have experienced a slide in form of late. They have won only one of the last six league fixtures (on top of the mentioned Portuguese Cup elimination).
The lack of defensive meticulousness has been a big problem for Bruno Pinheiro and his troops. They allowed five goals in the last two outings.
It is a dreadful defensive form knowing they have played the likes of Famalicao and Tondela in the process.
Moreirense are anything but a strong attacking side, though, and this match does provide an ideal chance for the visitors to get their campaign up and running.
Moreirense have won just one game since the beginning of the season. They took just one point in the last four league outings and they have suffered an unpleasant Taca da Portugal elimination against lower-division opposition as well.
Moreirense vs Estoril Head-to-head
It has been more than three years since these two teams last played each other.
They claimed a win apiece when they met each other in the 2017/18 Primeira Liga campaign.
Only one of the last five head to head encounters between these two sides produced three or more goals.
Moreirense vs Estoril Prediction
Moreirense have not been pulling up any trees since the beginning of the season. They are up against Estoril who won five of eight away outings so far in the season.
The away win is the main option at the sky-high 2.75 odds, while you can get the same odds for backing the visitors to score two or more goals on the occasion.